We are reviewing the following Second Grade Standards for Quarter One:

Math:

MGSE2NBT1: Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:

  1. 100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens — called a “hundred.”  
  2. The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).   

MGSE2NBT2: Count within 1000; skip-count by 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s.  

MGSE2NBT3: Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.  

MGSE2NBT4Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.    

MGSE2OA1:  Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

MGSE2.OA.2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.  By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers. 

Writing:

ELAGSE2W3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

ELAGSE2W5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

  1. May include prewriting.

ELAGSE2W7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

ELAGSE2W8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

(Language)

ELAGSE2L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  1. Use collective nouns (e.g., group).
  2. Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).

ELAGSE2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  1. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
  2. Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage badge; boy boil).

Reading:

(Foundational Skills)

ELAGSE2RF3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
  2. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
  3. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.

ELAGSE2RF4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

(Literary Text)

ELAGSE2RL1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELAGSE2RL3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

ELAGSE2RL5: Describe the overall structure of a story including describing how the beginning introduces the story, the middle provides major events and challenges, and the ending concludes the action.

ELAGSE2RL6: Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

ELAGSE2RL7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

  1. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
  2. Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

ELAGSE2RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

(Informational Text)

ELAGSE2RI1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELAGSE2RI2: Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

ELAGSE2RI3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

ELAGSE2RI5: Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

ELAGSE2RI6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

ELAGSE2RI7: Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

ELAGSE2RI8: Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

ELAGSE2RI10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

(Language)

ELAGSE2L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  1. Use collective nouns (e.g., group).
  2. Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).
  3. Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
  4. Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
  5. Use adjectives and adverbs and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
  6. Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
  7. Create documents with legible handwriting.

ELAGSE2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  1. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
  2. Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
  3. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
  4. Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage badge; boy boil).
  5. Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

ELAGSE2L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

  1. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  2. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).
  3. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).
  4. Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).
  5. Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.

ELAGSE2L5: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

  1. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).

Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny)

ELAGSE2L6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).

(Speaking and Listening)

ELAGSE2SL1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

  1. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
  2. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
  3. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

ELAGSE2SL2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from written texts read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

ELAGSE2SL4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

ELAGSE2SL6: Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

Science:

S2P1: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.

  1. Ask questions to describe and classify different objects according to their physical properties.  (Clarification statement: Examples of physical properties could include color, mass, length, texture, hardness, strength, absorbency, and flexibility.
  2. Construct an explanation for how structures made from small pieces (linking cubes, building blocks) can be disassembled and then rearranged to make new and different structures.
  3. Provide evidence from observations to construct an explanation that some changes in matter caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some changes are irreversible. (Clarification statement: Changes in matter could include heating or freezing of water, baking a cake, boiling an egg.)

Social Studies:

SS2G1: Locate and compare major topographical features of Georgia and describe how these features define Georgian’s surface.

Locate and compare the geographic regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Ridge and Valley, and Appalachian Plateau, and Coastal Plains.

Important Information-

Conference Week: We will have a conference with each student next week. Be sure to sign up for one conference for your student! We will review the Quarter One report card as well.

Sign up for a conference here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FADAA22A7FB6-mrs

Career Day: Be sure to sign up with Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Oliver for Career Day next Friday!

Early Release Days: This Thursday, October 10th and every day next week for conferences!

SeeSaw: We are gradually adding writing samples to SeeSaw! Thank you for being patient as we all learn this amazing tool.

Pumpkin Book Report: Coming soon, students will receive information for a Pumpkin Book Report to extend their reading skills at home! These will be due on October 31.